Scores

Final/2OT

Southern 34

(9-4, 7-2 SWAC)

Jackson State 27

(8-4, 8-1 SWAC)

Coverage: ESPNU

2:00 PM ET, December 7, 2013

1 2 3 4 2OT T
SOU 3 10 7 7 734
JKST 0 10 14 3 027

Top Performers

Passing: D. Joseph (SOU) - 337 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: L. Tillery (SOU) - 16 CAR, 118 YDS

Receiving: W. Quinn (SOU) - 7 REC, 142 YDS, 2 TD

Southern defeats Jackson St, 34-27 in 2 OT

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Dray Joseph hit Lee Doss for a 16-yard touchdown pass to give Southern University a 34-27 double overtime victory over Jackson State Saturday in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship.

During the ensuing drive by Jackson State (8-4, 8-1), running back Tommy Gooden stepped out of bounds to negate what would have been a 5-yard touchdown pass from Clayton Moore.

Both teams failed to score in the first overtime. Anthony Balancier intercepted Moore to end the Jackson State's first attempt in overtime. Yet Gregory Pittman's 37-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Conard Brown, keeping the Tigers' hopes alive.

Joseph was 27 of 46 for 337 yards passing with three touchdowns, two to Willie Quinn, to lead the Jaguars. Southern (9-4, 7-2) won its third conference championship game in school history.

Joseph hit Quinn for a 34-yard touchdown to give Southern a 10-0 lead. After the teams traded field goals, Moore went 5 for 5 leading the Tigers 73 yards in just 54 seconds. Moore then threw a 25-yard TD pass to Zachary Pendleton to make it 13-10 at halftime.

Joseph and Quinn connected a second time. Quinn was originally ruled down at the 1-yard line, but replay showed he broke the plane of the goal line to give Southern a 20-10 lead with 4:59 left in the third quarter.

Darrius Coleman capped a 13-play drive with a 1-yard TD run to give Southern a 27-24 lead with 4:47 remaining.

Ryan Deising hit a 37-yard field goal for Jackson State as time expired to send the game into overtime. Deising looked to have missed his opportunity, but Southern head coach Dawson Odums called timeout before the ball was snapped. With a reprieve, Deising knocked the attempt right down the middle.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SOU
JKST
1st Downs2122
Total Yards512381
Passing337262
Rushing175119
Penalties9-6810-76
3rd Down Conversions9-235-17
4th Down Conversions2-30-1
Turnovers24
Possession37:4522:15

Passing Leaders

Southern UniversityC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Joseph27/463377.330
Jackson StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Moore21/422626.222

Rushing Leaders

Southern UniversityCARYDSAVGTDLG
Tillery161187.409
Joseph13413.2013
Jackson StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gooden14553.909
Moore14382.7015

Receiving Leaders

Southern UniversityRECYDSAVGTDLG
Quinn714220.3235
Doss1012512.5130
Jackson StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pendleton69716.2139
Fosselman34414.7022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSOUJKST
FG08:21Greg Pittman 41 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERSOUJKST
TD11:18Willie Quinn 34 Yd Pass From Dray Joseph. (Greg Pittman Kick) 100
FG06:12Ryan Deising 32 Yd 103
FG01:04Greg Pittman 44 Yd 133
TD00:10DeSean McKenzie 25 Yd Pass From Clayton Moore. (Ryan Deising Kick) 1310
THIRD QUARTERSOUJKST
TD04:59Willie Quinn 35 Yd Pass From Dray Joseph. (Greg Pittman Kick) 2010
TD02:49Zachary Pendleton 28 Yd Pass From Clayton Moore. (Ryan Deising Kick) 2017
TD02:36Antonio Sutton 89 Yd Fumble Return. (Ryan Deising Kick) 2024
FOURTH QUARTERSOUJKST
TD04:57Darrius Coleman 1 Yd Run. (Greg Pittman Kick) 2724
FG00:00Ryan Deising 37 Yd 2727
2ND OVERTIMESOUJKST
TDLee Doss 16 Yd Pass From Dray Joseph. (Greg Pittman Kick) 3427